Cel­e­brate Veter­ans Day with these books

Cecil Whig - - WE ATHE R - By RI­LEY JOHN­SON

Spe­cial to the Whig

Veter­ans Day is this Fri­day and the folks at the Ce­cil County Pub­lic Li­brary have pre­pared a list of books sure to in­spire even more ap­pre­ci­a­tion for those who’ve served our coun­try. War and Amer­i­can Women: Hero­ism, Deeds, and

Con­tro­versy By Wil­liam B. Breuer This grip­ping book dis­cusses the courage of women in uni­form and ex­am­ines how their role in the mil­i­tary has shifted over the past cen­tury. Their unique chal­lenges and ad­mirable grit make this a com­pelling read. Grunt: The Cu­ri­ous Science of Hu­mans at War By Mary Roach Science writer Mary Roach in­ves­ti­gates the most com­mon ob­sta­cles faced by our sol­diers and what sci­en­tists are do­ing to help sol­diers over­come them. Of­ten, they’re not the ob­sta­cles you’d think! Her book bal­ances hu­mor with re­spect as she learns about how our men and women in uni­form stay alive. For­got­ten: The Un­told Story of D-Day’s Black He­roes, at Home and at

War By Linda Hervieux Hervieux has writ­ten a mov­ing tribute to the 320th Bar­rage Bal­loon Bat­tal­ion and the har­row­ing mis­sion they com­pleted in the face of in­cred­i­ble dan­ger. She also gives a vivid look into the cul­ture of the time, de­scrib­ing the cir­cum­stances that led to these he­roes go­ing un­rec­og­nized.

The For­ever War By Dex­ter Filkins This award-win­ning chron­i­cle of the strug­gle against Is­lamic ex­trem­ism in the Mid­dle East adds hu­man­ity and depth to the events be­hind the head­lines. From Ground Zero to the bat­tle for Fal­lu­jah, ex­pert jour­nal­ist Dex­ter Filkins un­flinch­ingly de­scribes all he sees, mak­ing this an un­for­get­table read. Thirty Days with My Fa­ther: Find­ing Peace from

Wartime PTSD By Dr. Christal Pres­ley A soldier’s fight is of­ten con­tin­ued off the bat­tle­field— and they are not the only ones af­fected. Dr. Christal Pres­ley re­counts her child­hood as the daugh­ter of a Viet­nam vet­eran crip­pled by post trau­matic stress dis­or­der (PTSD), and shares how they were ul­ti­mately able to fix their dif­fi­cult re­la­tion­ship.

Zari Hicks, a ju­nior, lis­tens to some con­struc­tion tips from Hol­lis.

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